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I am working on a book capturing the history of the Regiment as a U.S. force and military presence and need your help. I need your input on the structure of the platoons, troops, squadron, Regiment during your time in service. I know a lot of changes in equipment; especially weapons and vehicles, occurred during the Cold War period. By way of example;

1982 – 1984 1st Plt Fox Troop 2/2 ACR
4 – M60A3 (Transitioned to M1’s in August 1984)
2 – M901 ITV with M60 GPMG
2 – M113A2 with Dragons and M2 Browning
1 – M113A2 with M2 Browning

Fox Troop =
3 Identical Platoons
HQ Platoon =
HQ Section consisting of maintenance, communications, medics, arms room, orderly room
Mortar Section = 3 – M106 Mortar Carriers with 4.2 in mortar and M2 Browning

Your knowledge and help is greatly appreciated.

Always Ready
Mad Matt

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Matt, when the Bradley came into play, Troop alignment changed to 4 platoons, two scout with Bradleys, two tank with M1's and later M1 A1's. Tank companies remained the same.


Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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